Saturday, June 30, 2007

News: CBS Orders 5th Jesse Stone Movie

Mysteries on TVThe Hollywood Reporter is reporting that CBS has ordered a fifth made-for-television movie based on the by Robert B. Parker. Tom Selleck plays the title character, the chief of police for a small coastal Massachusetts town.

Titled Jesse Stone: Thin Ice, Stone finds his job in jeopardy after the attempted murder of his friend and colleague, State Police Captain Healy (a character from the Spenser series who also appeared in Night Passage). In contrast to the previous four movies, this one doesn't appear to be based on any single book in the series.

The movie is set to start shooting in Nova Scotia this August; no air date has been set.

In related news, the Hallmark Channel has acquired the rights to the existing four Jesse Stone mystery movies. The first three are currently available on DVD.

Visit the Mysteries on TV website to discover more currently available on DVD.

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